Adoption of Best Practices in Team Science within a Healthcare Improvement Research Network

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308035
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adoption of Best Practices in Team Science within a Healthcare Improvement Research Network
Author(s):
Puga, Frank; Patel, Darpan I.; Stevens, Kathleen R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Frank Puga, PhD, pugaf@uthscsa.edu; Darpan I. Patel, PhD; Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: The nature of research in the field of improvement science calls for the use of interprofessional scientific teams in order to generate effective strategies aimed at improving healthcare delivery and patient safety. This transdisciplinary model is new to healthcare. Until recently there have been few efforts to integrate health disciplines for research and establish an effective infrastructure to support transdisciplinary collaboration in improvement science. The aim of this project was to evaluate the adoption of best practices in Team Science in an improvement research network

Methodology:  Best practices from team science were adopted and integrated into the structure and processes of the Improvement Science Research Network including readiness for collaboration, creating a shared mental model, management and planning of collaborative work, and building long distance, virtual teams. These practices were reflected through the ISRN’s Coordinating Center support, its national research agenda, and the technology infrastructure supporting virtual research collaboratives.

Results: Readiness for collaboration was demonstrated through 70% compliance to study timelines and less than 1% reported ambiguity on the study objectives and role of each individual in the collaborative. Qualitative data revealed that the ISRN’s research priorities were useful in shaping a shared mental model that promoted efficient conduct of the network study across multiple sites. Effective management and planning was demonstrated through an average 95% attendance by study sites on biweekly conference calls and reports of less than six protocol deviations by each site. Finally, evaluation of the ISRN’s technical infrastructure and “virtualness” revealed successful factors for collaboration.

Conclusions: The ISRN is pioneering the integration of best practices from Team Science in Improvement Science research through the infrastructure used to support the virtual Research Collaboratives. Indications are that the work of the Research Collaborative was positively assisted by the guidance gleaned from the Science of Team Science.

Keywords:
Science of Team Science; Quality Improvement; Collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdoption of Best Practices in Team Science within a Healthcare Improvement Research Networken_GB
dc.contributor.authorPuga, Franken_GB
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Darpan I.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Kathleen R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsFrank Puga, PhD, pugaf@uthscsa.edu; Darpan I. Patel, PhD; Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, ANEF, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308035-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The nature of research in the field of improvement science calls for the use of interprofessional scientific teams in order to generate effective strategies aimed at improving healthcare delivery and patient safety. This transdisciplinary model is new to healthcare. Until recently there have been few efforts to integrate health disciplines for research and establish an effective infrastructure to support transdisciplinary collaboration in improvement science. The aim of this project was to evaluate the adoption of best practices in Team Science in an improvement research network <p><b>Methodology:</b>  Best practices from team science were adopted and integrated into the structure and processes of the Improvement Science Research Network including readiness for collaboration, creating a shared mental model, management and planning of collaborative work, and building long distance, virtual teams. These practices were reflected through the ISRN’s Coordinating Center support, its national research agenda, and the technology infrastructure supporting virtual research collaboratives. <p><b>Results: </b>Readiness for collaboration was demonstrated through 70% compliance to study timelines and less than 1% reported ambiguity on the study objectives and role of each individual in the collaborative. Qualitative data revealed that the ISRN’s research priorities were useful in shaping a shared mental model that promoted efficient conduct of the network study across multiple sites. Effective management and planning was demonstrated through an average 95% attendance by study sites on biweekly conference calls and reports of less than six protocol deviations by each site. Finally, evaluation of the ISRN’s technical infrastructure and “virtualness” revealed successful factors for collaboration. <p><b>Conclusions</b>: The ISRN is pioneering the integration of best practices from Team Science in Improvement Science research through the infrastructure used to support the virtual Research Collaboratives. Indications are that the work of the Research Collaborative was positively assisted by the guidance gleaned from the Science of Team Science.en_GB
dc.subjectScience of Team Scienceen_GB
dc.subjectQuality Improvementen_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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